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Got a copy of assessment report. How does the decision work? Do they go off report, or what I wrote?

LisaM92 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all I'm new here. I recently made a first time claim on the 5th August and had my assessment nearly 2 weeks ago. I got a copy of my assessment report, im just wondering how does the decision work?, will they just go off what the assessor has put or will they take into consideration what I've wrote.. I did provide contact numbers etc of who has dealt with me over the past 2 years. I'm just constantly on edge now waiting for a decision x


  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,765 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
    The Decision Maker is supposed to review all of the evidence which includes everything you submitted and the assessment report. Although they ask for details of your GP etc they don’t usually contact them.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • LisaM92
    LisaM92 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for your reply calcotti. I wrote down Names, addresses and numbers of the teams who had helped me, including my Gp details. On the report it shows she has recommended 10points for daily living and only 4 points mobility. Im just worrying about if the decision maker will go off that or can I still be refused. Ive provided as much evidence and information as I could x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,573 Disability Gamechanger
    They do mostly go with the report but it has been known for them to go against it. All you can do is wait for the decision, which can be between 2-12 weeks. I must admit your claims process has been exceptionally quick up to now, we've had members that are still waiting several months after applying.
  • LisaM92
    LisaM92 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you so much for your reply poppy123456.  I'm new to all this pip stuff so everything is so confusing for me. I didnt realise my time scale was fast. X
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 764

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